Sierra Crossing: An Evening with Tom Stienstra

RSVP soon to attend this free event at REI Berkeley →

Date: 8/29/13 Time: 7:00–8:30pm Location: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 Imagine walking in the footsteps of trailblazers and explorers across a pristine landscape that looks much as it did 5,000 years ago. The crossing of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range offers towering canyon rims, ancient virgin forests, pristine lakes and creeks, […]

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Joshua Berman & Moon Nicaragua on the Travel Channel

Set your DVR. Moon Nicaragua author Joshua Berman—as well as the book—will appear on the Travel Channel's highest-rated show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, next Tuesday, June 2nd, at 10pm EST. In the episode, filmed last February, Berman accompanies Zimmern to several off-the-beaten-path places in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes—including a Nicaraguan chicken bus and Berman’s old Peace Corps village of La Trinidad, Estelí.

If you live in Boulder, Berman will be hosting a viewing party and fundraiser for the children of Empowerment International.

Here are the details:

June 2nd, 7-10pm at Namasté Solar, 4571 N. Broadway, Boulder, Colorado - Suggested $10 donation (or anything you can give)
Browse and purchase pictures taken by the Nicaraguan children in EI's photography program. At 8 pm EI Executive Director, Kathy Adams, will talk about the program and what it was like to come up with a menu for Andrew Zimmern, "The Stomach of Steel" himself. From 9 to 9:45 pm there will be a screening of the episode. There will also be a raffle for a handcrafted Nicaraguan guitar, made by Sergio Zepeda, who appears in the show as "one of the most famous guitar makers in Nicaragua" before taking Andrew to eat pig face.

If you're in Boulder, we hope you can make it!